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How to dig holes in clay

Clay can be a real pain to dig in. Whether its footers for a backyard deck or simply potted plants, this is a great way to make it easier.

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Remove the top layer of clay from the marked area

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Drill small holes throughout the marked area

Drill as deep as you possibly can.

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Fill the hole with water

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This will vary based on the specific soil.

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Dig away

If the soil is still hard, add water and more time.